Press Release - Appeal to HSBC to become more accountable in palm oil sector

A new report by the Forest Peoples Programme launched today demands greater accountability from HSBC, the biggest bank funding the palm oil sector in South East Asia. The fast-expanding palm oil sector is known to be a major driver of deforestation and the take-over of indigenous peoples' lands without their consent. Conflicts between indigenous peoples and palm oil companies are widespread in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Press release - Parties to the CBD must respect and promote customary sustainable use to achieve conservation of biological diversity

Bonn, Germany The findings of two new reports launched today at the Convention on Biological Diversity emphatically demonstrate that global biodiversity will continue to be lost if Protected Areas fail to recognise and respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. The research, conducted in the largest mangrove forest in the world, conversely shows that customary use is fully compatible with conservation and sustainability.

Pour conserver la diversité biologique, les parties à la CDB doivent respecter et promouvoir l'utilisation durable et coutumier - Communiqué de presse

Bonn, Allemagne Les résultats de deux nouveaux rapports lancés aujourd'hui à l'occasion de la conférence de la Convention sur la diversité biologique démontrent catégoriquement que la biodiversité mondiale continuera de diminuer si les aires protégées ne reconnaissent pas et ne respectent pas les droits des peuples autochtones et des communautés locales.